Filipino-American guitarist/composer Karl Evangelista ranks among a new wave of creative musicians grounded in jazz, 20th century experimentalism, and popular song, exploring the place of multiculturalism and ethnic co-existence in an increasingly post-cultural, trans-idiomatic cultural space. Evangelista’s music has been called “essential current-and-future listening,” a “near-seamless blend of modern jazz, contemporary structuralist composition, indie rock, and blues rock” (Tiny Mix Tapes). This complex, powerful aesthetic fosters an “otherworldly experience” that is “completely original” (Eugene Weekly).
***ELECTRIC GHOST PARADE - GREX 2015 EC TOUR***
Grex debuts a battery of material from its upcoming album ELECTRIC GHOST PARADE in front of a breathless East Coast audience. Expect fireworks both literal and figurative, handcrafted for fans of Hendrix, Deerhoof, and Sonny Sharrock.
September 24, 8pm, Fire Musem Presents w/Superlith & George Korein & The Spleen @ Aux Space (Philadelphia, PA)
September 25, 7:30pm (doors)/8:30pm (show), w/Plums & Chester Hawkins @ Velvet Lounge (Washington, DC)
September 27, 9pm, w/Lost Civilizations Experimental Music Project @ Galaxy Hut (Arlington, VA)
September 29, 9pm, w/PA Angelo, Ghypsee and the Wichts, The Living Strange, Whoopass Goldberg @ Meatlocker (Montclair, NJ)
September 30, 7:30pm, w/Kenne Highland (of the Gizmos), Fable Grazer @ Lilypad (Cambridge, MA)
October 1, 9pm, w/Weasel Walter/Chris Pitsiokos Duo, Andrew Barker Trio, Max Jaffe @ Muchmore's (NYC, NY)
October 2, 9:30pm, w/Young Nudist, Aaron Novik's Abebbe, Marc Edwards and Slipstream Time Travel @ Pine Box Rock Shop (Brooklyn, NY)
October 3, 8pm, Brooklyn Experimental Song Carnival w/Naked Roots Conducive, Laurie Amat, etc. @ Panoply (Brooklyn, NY)
NEW GREX ALBUM RELEASED!!
New 10 track album by Karl's trio GREX - available on LP, CD, & digital download
The DEBUT album of Grex's trio configuration and the first release on BRUX Records - Cutting-edge Art Rock/Free Jazz
NOW AVAILABLE ON LP & CD AND FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD at grex.bandcamp.com
Monster Music is Grex's debut trio album and the group's first release in a dual digital/LP format. This incomparably creative, dynamic document is the first to capture the band's current brand of free jazz-inflected pop/rock.
Track Listing: Toy Time, Christmas Song, Romancing Stone, Mole Cricket, Love Song, Hurdles, Up Popped the Snake, Guinea (Don Cherry), Friday, Little Wicka Big Feet
OTHER SELECTED SHOWS:
April 6, 2015, 8:30pm Monday Jazz at the Make-Out: Beak, Instagon, The SPA (Make-Out Room, San Francisco, CA)
April 26, 2015, 7:30pm Karl Evangelista's Song & Dance Trio (SIMM Series, San Francisco, CA)
April 29, 2015, 9pm Grex w/Jack O' the Clock, Dirty Snacks (El Rio, San Francisco, CA)